A Reading & Reception for Raven Chronicles Journal Vol. 24: HOME
July 7, 2017
Friday, 7:00pm., Free
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., University District, Seattle
What is there in history but a shape of being? A language structure that is place with its multiple meanings of places within place. —Diane Glancy
The place where I truly feel at home is in a book. This is where the real panoramas are. The landscapes of the human imagination. Oceans, raging rivers, philosophies, forests. Language is a wilderness and books are their reserves. —John Olson
After all, home changes, but stories—be they the stories of former occupants or the stories of travelers visiting a darkened chimney—live forever. —Nyri A. Bakkalian
MC Paul Hunter
Dianne Aprile, Anna Bálint, Jim Cantú, T. Clear, Mary E. Crane, Clare Johnson, Shankar Narayan, Linda Packard, Joannie Stangeland, Carolyne Wright; Recovery Café’s Safe Place Writing Circle readers.
Is home a place or a dream of sanctuary? A tarp, bedroll or car parked on the side of the freeway? A ranch you inherited? People you love? A state of mind? An elusive definition of space or location that only the privileged can afford to claim? Describe your home (whatever and wherever it may be) and the things that make it home for you. In Aleppo, “Abu Hussein, a man in his 50s, was remarkably cheerful as he stood with his wife Umm Hussein and looked down from their balcony on to the rubble that makes his street impassable for any vehicle. ‘Nothing is better or more beautiful than our home,’ he said. ‘It’s the place to be in good times or in bad.’ ”
Raven Chronicles is indebted to our 2017 co-sponsors for partial funding of our programs: Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture; 4Culture / King County Lodging Tax; ARTSWA/Washington State Arts Commission with NEA project support; and Jack Straw Cultural Center / Joan Rabinowitz, for co-sponsoring Raven readings, and for unflagging support for writers, literary groups, and music artists. And all Raven subscribers and donors.
Contact Information: ravenchronicles.org
Mailing address: 15528 12th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155